San Francisco Chronicle 1/12
A group of San Francisco fast food workers has won a major and long-deferred victory against their former employers, who have been ordered by the state to pay $2.2 million in wage theft citations.
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a vast number of changes to California’s employment laws.
Food Industry Policy
Seemingly overnight, the gas stove in nearly one of three homes in the country became an appliance of controversy, bringing possible comparisons to cigarettes on one side and accusations of government overreach on the other.
Early on in the COVID pandemic, the city of Sacramento allowed temporary dining on sidewalks and parking spots, but now the city is encouraging restaurants to build permanent patios with the Al Fresco Dining Grant Program.
On the Side
Restaurant Business 1/12
Applebee’s President John Cywinski has been named CEO of Los Angeles-based Modern Restaurant Concepts, parent to the fast-casual Qdoba, Modern Market Eatery and Lemonade brands, the company announced Thursday.
Restaurant Business 1/11
At first, it seemed like it would be just a bit of much-needed rain.